Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 May 2048 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | May 2048

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 May 2048 at 20:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2048 after 13 days on 27 May 2048 at 18:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2048 at 00:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2048 at 18:57
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2048 at 12:05
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2048 at 12:50

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 598 / 1551

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 598 of Meeus index or 1551 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 598 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2048. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 599 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:19, this is 15 days after last perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 May 2048 at 23:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 299 km

This apogee Moon is 406 299 km (252 462 mi) away from Earth. It is 891 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 410 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2048 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2048 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2048 at 02:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.803°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.751° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2048 at 00:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 27 May 2048 at 18:57 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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